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THY MUEL Mixtape: “SubHerbia”

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Posted August 20, 2012 by Peter Burns in Hiphop

Rating

Production
85%


Arrangement
90%


Songwriting
90%


Performance
0%


Appeal
90%


Total Score
71%


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Our Review

Born and Raised outside Cleveland, Ohio, Thy Muel currently has his 9 track mixtape SubHerbia, out right now. The album was produced by Zach Varsa. Having opened up for The Est. Crew, MGK’s DUBO and CelebForever, Muel has also performed with 10,000 Cadillacs, Bizzy Bone, and Chip Tha Ripper. Thy Muel’s slogan is “Ambition is […]

by Peter Burns
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Born and Raised outside Cleveland, Ohio, Thy Muel currently has his 9 track mixtape SubHerbia, out right now. The album was produced by Zach Varsa.

Having opened up for The Est. Crew, MGK’s DUBO and CelebForever, Muel has also performed with 10,000 Cadillacs, Bizzy Bone, and Chip Tha Ripper. Thy Muel’s slogan is “Ambition is nutrition.”

Thy Muel’s production and rhymes carefully crafts each track to be a bridge to another one, creating a seamless landscape for old school hip-hop beats, deliciously slinky retro samples and lyrics that tell the tale of living in a city that can’t catch a break.

Rapper THY MUEL in action!

The record blasts off with the intro, “Intro (Welcome To SubHerbia),” that locks the listener into a swing out jazz beat and an automated voice telling everyone how to clean vinyl records. A genial mix of samples.

The second track, “Al Green” is definitely an album highlight. It’s the perfect mood setter for the rest of the album as the Muel lets his production do most of the talking until he finds the perfect time to burst onto the scene with an aggressive flow. Turn this up loud!

He follows that up with the album’s stand-out track, “Absolutely.” It’s everything that was right about 90s hip-hop, handcrafted to bump into the year 2020, while giving off a funky soul vibe with lyrics referencing “…don’t know what I should be believe in, but one time I was Christian…”

Thy Muel also brings a couple guests along for the ride. Celeb Forever blesses “Church”, a track where they take their b-boy flow and bestow some killer lines upon everyone.

“Ganster Shit” and “Interlude (Smoke Break)” lead us to “What A Mission” another album highlight. Muel once again displays a style that reminds me of how people did it in the 90s and adds his very own distinct personality to match.

“Close Ya Legs Remix feat. AC” is a corny party track with sexual overtones that deals out a mix of hilarious one liners and dope word play.

The album closes out with the title track, “SubHerbia,” which cruises out on a scratchy laid back groove, over which the Muel cleverly lays down some smoky lines.

From the beginning to the end, “SubHerbia” does not disappoint. Heavily armed with gorgeous funky soul and jazz sound samples throughout, the entire album has its own feel. Thy Muel rips up the mic track to track, back to back with a trademark flow, while the guest spots are appropriate and do not detract from the overall flow of the album. I would recommend this to anyone who likes their music with a classic retro sound, but forward thinking.

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2 Comments


  1.  
    Magical Musician

    Reminds me of my good old friends….MIKE and TERRY!




  2.  
    Jerry

    Very refreshing yet served up with a side order of “Old School.” Imaginative and retrospective.





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